“You live a new life for every new language you speak”

La Jolie Ronde classes

I offer the full range of La Jolie Ronde classes
 in Cockermouth – from babies of 0 to children of 11.

 For further information about  La Jolie Ronde please visit the website


La Jolie Ronde classes are available in French and Spanish, for babies and children aged 0 to 11, and the company has nearly 30 years’ experience in delivering foreign language lessons.


French is an official language in 29 countries, and is the only language other than English spoken on five continents.


There are more than 300 million native speakers of Spanish throughout the world, making it the fourth most spoken language.


Latin can help with English and with other languages – 60% of English vocabulary comes from Latin, and it has evolved into Italian, Spanish, French and Portuguese.


English as an Additional Language (EAL) – If English is not your first language, and you want to improve your skills and competency in the language, we can help.

About Helen

Based in Cockermouth, I offer a variety of language classes for all ages, from babies to adults.

My name is Helen Tucker and I’ve always loved learning languages, not just for the languages themselves but also as a way to learn about the culture, music, food and people.

I am a qualified teacher of French, Spanish and English as an Additional Language (EAL) and have a first degree in French and English. My specialist foreign languages are French and Spanish; I also teach EAL and Latin.

I love teaching and strongly believe that learning a new language should be a positive process.

I have been a teacher for over 20 years, living and teaching abroad before returning to Britain to teach in secondary schools. Besides broadening knowledge, understanding and communication, speaking a language other than English provides opportunities in the workplace.

60% of British trade is conducted with non-English speaking countries, and British business is considered to have the ‘poorest language skills in Europe’.

Why is it important to learn a language?

Kolik jazyků znáš, tolikrát jsi člověkem.

You live a new life for every new language you speak. (Czech proverb)

Learning languages with Lakeland Languages will be an entertaining and unforgettable experience, allowing you to realise your personal language objectives.

Language classes and courses are tailored to fit your requirements, whatever your age, language level and reason for learning.

Speaking only a few words of a language can make a huge difference in a world where 94% of the world’s population do not speak English as their first language, and 75% speak no English at all.

My Summary

  • Special Needs Experience
  • Full Driving Licence
  • Own Car
  • CRB Check
  • French Tutor
  • Spanish Tutor
  • Primary (up to 11 years)
  • Secondary (12+)
  • GCSE A-Level
  • Further/Higher/University Latin Tutor

Contact me

Helen Tucker


Station Street,


CA13 9QW

Phone – 01900 268606 / 07962 983502